A mind map is a diagram used to visually outline information. A mind map is often created around a single word or text, placed in the center, to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added. Major categories radiate from a central node, and lesser categories are sub-branches of larger branches. Categories can represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items related to a central key word or idea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map
Other web-based tools
Glogster (interactive posters)
Slideshare (share presentations)
Other Software tools
Windows Movie Maker
Photostory3 (free download)
Google Docs Pamphlet Template (email for editing privileges)
Prepare, Design, Deliver:
For professionals today, presentation and public-speaking skills are more important than ever. Management guru, Tom Peters, for example, says that “presentation skills are worthy of extreme obsessive study.” Strong presentation skills and the ability to engage and connect can truly set you apart from the crowd. Here are some free tips and resources to help you begin your journey.http://www.garrreynolds.com/preso-tips/
Ms. Noeldechen's Tips for an Effective Digital Presentation
Presentation: Effective Color Scheme
Technology enhances the speaker’s presentation. However, if technology is not used effectively, the audience becomes distracted. Color is an important element in technology presentations. Our mind and our senses react when we see colors and it produces an emotion. Therefore, the presenter must think of the audience when choosing color in order to deliver the appropriate message.
Color Wheel: In order to choose the correct color scheme, we need to understand the color wheel:
→ Complementary colors are directly across from one another on the color wheel.
→ Contrast means opposite or showing difference. Font must be in contrast with its background.
(Dark background with light text or light background with dark text. Black and white also work well).
*Accents should be complementary to Title box fill color.
*Font should be in contrast to background its color.
The following complementary color pairs do not work because they are distracting in presentations:
Red and Green
Blue and Orange
Red and Blue